Introduction of GAPIO
It is estimated that there are 1.2 million physicians of Indian Origin working in India and most of the countries of the world. There are 125,500 Physicians of Indian Origin working in the English speaking Western world (USA, UK, Australia and Canada combined), with the major constituent being from USA and UK. Between 10-30% of the physicians working of in USA, UK, Canada and Australia have their roots in India. There are also significant number of Indian Physicians working in Middle East, South East Asia and Africa.
This substantial workforce of physicians is a valuable resource, which can help mobilize significant developments in the health field globally. This strong Diaspora of Indian doctors who are hightly respected and powerful, need a common professional platform. There is a need for greater visibility and cohension of these physicians. Their combined intellectual and technical strength can also be vital force in the development of the Indian healthcare sector.